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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,012Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 5176

$2.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 5176

623 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in New York
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 623 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 21,752 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

50% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in New York
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 978 937 1 2
NEXIUM 864 814 2 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 841 832 3 18
SIMVASTATIN 729 673 4 1
EVISTA 705 671 5 65
LOVAZA 558 530 6 43
METFORMIN HCL 552 514 7 7
LIDODERM 473 451 8 59
CRESTOR 452 416 9 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 419 406 10 14
DIOVAN 404 392 11 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 383 356 12 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 373 355 13 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 354 351 14 11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 349 333 15 130
GLIMEPIRIDE 341 329 16 37
OMEPRAZOLE 335 310 17 3
JANUVIA 326 307 18 25
PROAIR HFA 297 268 19 60
PLAVIX 295 289 20 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 292 277 21 9
AMMONIUM LACTATE 267 260 22 91
FUROSEMIDE 257 254 23 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 250 250 24 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 245 221 25 6
CLOPIDOGREL 244 232 26 26
ATENOLOL 240 227 27 12
SINGULAIR 216 202 28 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 200 188 29 38
CELEBREX 187 164 30 80
LISINOPRIL 181 171 31 5
DIOVAN HCT 172 172 32 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 162 158 33 28
AVODART 156 156 34 107
AZITHROMYCIN 155 132 35 42
BYSTOLIC 152 128 36 96
VOLTAREN 150 142 37 97
LIDOCAINE 149 143 38 179
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 142 134 39 22
MECLIZINE HCL 142 139 39 81
GABAPENTIN 139 124 41 21
COLCRYS 138 138 42 170
LIPITOR 135 134 43 51
NAMENDA 133 133 44 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132 130 45 34
PATANOL 125 110 46 158
ACTONEL 124 124 47 134
PATADAY 121 97 48 220
PROMETHAZINE HCL 121 106 R 48 221
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 120 118 50 125
CREON 118 115 51 111
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 115 109 52 4
KETOCONAZOLE 114 105 53 233
MELOXICAM 111 108 54 53
SINGLE USE SWAB 109 104 55 108
VENTOLIN HFA 108 86 56 64
MICARDIS 108 108 56 154
TRICOR 107 107 58 148
ALLOPURINOL 104 104 59 41
METFORMIN HCL ER 100 100 60 57
EXFORGE 99 70 61 126
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 97 96 62 94
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 96 96 63 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95 88 64 84
FINASTERIDE 94 94 65 69
PROCTOZONE-HC 93 79 66 171
IBUPROFEN 93 75 66 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 79 68 35
LACTULOSE 84 79 69 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 61 70 32
FORTEO 78 75 71 264
DESOXIMETASONE 78 71 71 278
ACTOS 76 76 73 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 73 74 10
SPIRIVA 75 72 74 54
FAMOTIDINE 74 73 76 58
UNIFINE PENTIPS 73 67 77 261
CARVEDILOL 73 67 77 24
NASONEX 73 70 77 178
ONGLYZA 71 65 80 153
BENICAR HCT 70 70 81 110
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69 68 82 75
LOPERAMIDE 68 66 83 329
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67 67 84 98
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66 58 85 123
PREDNISONE 64 63 86 52
MUPIROCIN 64 56 86 182
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63 63 88 176
AGGRENOX 62 62 89 235
WARFARIN SODIUM 62 62 89 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61 61 91 74
EXELON 60 57 92 162
AMOXICILLIN 59 52 93 163
MOMETASONE FUROATE 57 56 94 251
CICLOPIROX 57 48 94 279
BENICAR 56 56 96 100
FLUOCINONIDE 56 50 96 165
DEXILANT 55 42 98 118
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 55 53 98 202
AZELASTINE HCL 54 36 100 267
LANSOPRAZOLE 52 48 101 113
RESTASIS 51 51 102 353
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51 51 102 99
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 43 102 48
COMBIVENT 50 50 105 156
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Oct. 24, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.